Donald Trump, former President, made a statement shaming Democrats’ proposed billionaire tax and claimed it would leave the nation ‘high and dry. 

The Republican, who is thought to be a billionaire, suggested that the United States would be his last stop to avoid paying the penalty. But then he said that he would’stick it out’.

The Democrats presented details about their new tax proposal Wednesday morning to pay for President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. It was quickly halted by bipartisan concerns, and questions about the plan’s constitutionality.

‘What country will be the primary beneficiary from a “Billionaires Tax,” or Wealth Tax? Where will wealthy individuals and companies relocate to, leaving the United States a poor country? Trump stated this in an email statement.

‘Most don’t need to be in the U.S. anyway. I know all of these very intelligently run countries and they are all thrilled at what the Radical Left maniacs in Congress are doing.

“I just wonder if it will be allowed for me to run for president again if my family moves to another country. No, I guess I’ll just stick it out, but most others won’t!’

Trump's net worth was estimated by Forbes to be about $2.5 billion

Forbes estimated Trump’s net wealth at $2.5 Billion.

He released a statement on Wednesday bashing Democrats' proposed 'billionaire's tax'

On Wednesday, he released an attack statement against Democrats’ proposed billionaire’s Tax’

The billionaire’s Tax is a proposal to tax the super wealthy on the annual value of certain assets. Currently, they are only required to pay penalties at the point of sale.

Millionaires and billionaires borrow money against these assets in order to build wealth while keeping their tax bills low.  

The tax proposal would have affected gains of people with assets of more than $1 billion or incomes exceeding $100 million per year. The rate would be equal to the capital gains tax, currently 23.8 percent.

Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the Senate Finance Committee Chair, released the plan. He estimated it would impact 700 of America’s wealthiest taxpayers and bring in as much $250 billion. 

However, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who was speaking on Monday at the Senate floor, criticized the billionaire’s tax for not releasing the details.

On Wednesday Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) Wyden was told by Richard Neal (D-Mass.) that he told Wyden that the billionaires’ tax would be more difficult to implement than what his panel did in raising rates on corporations and wealthy.  

Democrats put it forward as a way to pay for Joe Biden's Build Back Better spending plan

It was proposed by Democrats to pay for Joe Biden’s Build Back Better spending plan

After Senator Joe Manchin (D.W.Va.) raised objections, it was scrapped.Senator Kyrsten Silena (D. Arizona) had been working with Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to repeal the progressive-backed Build Back better bill. 

Since negotiations began, the price tag of the measure was slashed from $3.5 billion to around $1.75 Trillion. Although it is not yet clear which reforms will be cut off, free community college and paid family leave are rumored to be in the works. 

The tax proposal of billionaires was intended to win Sinema over, but Manchin dismissed it as unfairly targeting wealthy people, leaving Democrats at odds.

Manchin said that instead of penalizing people in the stratosphere, he suggested that we should be happy that the country can produce the wealth.

The billionaire tax on Democrats could be challenged in the courts

The tax plan of the billionaire involves penalties for wealth and unrealized gain – assets that have gone up but haven’t been sold for profit – as well as a tax to people whose wealth exceeds $1 million.

These could be considered direct taxes’, which were broadly defined by the Supreme Court in 1895 to include fees on’real estate’ such land and buildings, as well ‘personal property’ such financial assets, stocks, or bonds.

Each state is assessed on its population and is subject to direct taxes. 

If California’s wealth tax raises taxes on a billionaire, the revenue must be distributed across all state’s direct taxes.

As the money they receive increases, it could lead to financial hardship in poorer states that have fewer wealthy residents.

The 16th Amendment of the Constitution exempts income taxes. 

Billionaires who are fighting the tax could argue that taxes on unrealized gain and penalties on exceeding $1B wealth threshold don’t count as income taxes.

Manchin stated that he would prefer a minimum 15% flat “patriotic tax” to ensure that the richest Americans don’t skip paying taxes. He stated, however: “We need to move ahead.” 

House Ways and Means Committee Chair Neal stated to reporters that it was officially ‘out’ of the Biden plan, less than 12 hours following the release of a 107-page tax plan detailing the billionaire.  

He said that he believed it was unlikely to happen. [in the House]If it isn’t passed in the Senate.

“There is a lot more anger than normal about the billionaire tax, and it was not caused by anyone else but the issue.” 

Wyden was reported to have smirked at the statement. 

“Last I checked, the United States Senate also has a say,” Wyden stated. We’re continuing to work with members,’ Wyden said according to Business Insider.

‘Not a single senator has come close to saying, “I think it’s OK that billionaires continue to pay little or nothing in taxes for years on end.”‘

The House bill, which was approved by Neal’s panel in the House, would see the top individual income tax rate rise from 37 percent up to 39.6 percent for those earning over $400,000 per year, or $450,000 for married couples. The corporate rate would go up from 21 percent and 26.5 percent.

The House bill also proposes an additional 3 percent surtax on the richest Americans with adjusted income above $5 million per year. Neal suggests that that could be raised up to $10 million to win the support of the resisters.  

David Williams, president, Taxpayers Protection Alliance, believes the Democrats’ plan is impossible to implement in the current US tax system.

Williams said that first of all, wealth is not taxed in this country. Instead, income is taxed. Williams also stated that it will be necessary to alter our tax system to accommodate the new billionaire’s tax. However, Williams claimed that it won’t raise the revenue Congress believes it will. 

He said that the ultra-wealthy could use existing tax loopholes to avoid tax, and that they could even leave the United States to do so.

He said that billionaires excel at making money and avoiding taxes. They will find loopholes, he said. They will invest in trust funds and other assets that don’t appreciate to avoid paying this wealth taxes.

“Another possibility is that billionaires will leave the country to avoid paying taxes. The biggest risk is that if you’re a millionaire and suddenly hit with a wealth-tax, you will go to some other country and set up shop. This will take money out of the US’s tax system. 

Trump's ranking had been dropping throughout his years at the White House and peaked in 2003

Trump’s ranking has been declining throughout his time at the White House, and peaked in 2003. 

Trump has fallen off the Forbes 400 list of America’s richest people for the first time since 1996. He is worth $400 million less than this year’s cutoff. 

Forbes estimates that the former president is worth $2.5 Billion, having lost $600 Million during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Trump was ranked 339th last. His highest ever ranking was at 71st in 2003 when he launched his hit series The Apprentice on NBC.

Three years after Trump refused divestment from his name-brand realty holdings, the coronavirus epidemic ravaged the economy in March 2020. 

Forbes argues that Forbes should have divested when he became president in 2017.

Even if he divested and paid maximum capital gains tax, investing the rest into wider portfolios like the S&P 500 could have left him 80 percent richer than he is today. 

Instead, his limited wealth portfolio was hit hard by the pandemic’s impact on tourism and hospitality as well as high prices for big city real property.